Clutter Chaos

Clutter has a life of its own. Its dark corners are always changing shapes throughout the day and seem to come alive at night. Foul smells walk from room to room. Towers of precious things seem to grow as they settle in. 

Yes, Clutter has its own chaos. 

Most common reports of paranormal activity coinciding with disorganized and cluttered environments include paranoia, especially the feeling of being watched; anomalous shadows and "shadow people"; anomalous touching and groping; misplaced, relocated or moving objects; voices; and threatening encounters while occupants are in bed between 11:30 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. It's not always easy to discern whether the paranormal activity causes the client's psychological stress or the activity of Clutter has become a common habit we ‘keep’ because we cannot "let go."  Karl Sherlock

Risk of Clutter Trauma

Compulsive Clutter can have a detrimental effect on the physical and mental health of the client, the client’s family and the client’s neighbors. Long Term Clutter can cause:

  • · Structural damage to a house and any connecting houses
  • · Eviction by landlords
  • · Infestations of rodents and insects
  • · Disease and infections which hide in rotting foods: causing health issues
  • · Legal action by neighbors
  • · Fires
  • · Gas and water leaks that are not accessible for repair create unhealthy mold and poisons 

Some experts believe certain life experiences can be blamed for compulsive clutter. After a tragic loss, such as the death of a close friend or family member, people might start to place more importance on their material possessions because they are afraid of experiencing those feelings of loss again. They want to gain a sense of comfort by being surrounded by their possessions, which perhaps stems from the fear of being left with nothing at all. That fear can become an emotional chaos of psychological stress.

Ranka Burzan of SOS says "People who constantly live in a state of chaos are prone to stay in abusive relationships, low paying jobs and cluttered homes, because it's predictable and we become experts in dealing with their unpleasant situations. 

It has been reported that clients actually start to feel better about various aspects of their life after regaining control over the clutter. This sets a positive energy and eliminates the variable of uncomfortable feeling in the domain itself. Clutter disrupts the flow of energy in the environment both inside and outside. We internalize this disrupted energy and it causes us to have continued uneasy feelings. Lu Velazquez from ‘The Down and Dirty on Paranormal Investigators’ 

A simple way to maintain the energetic balance of your home is by actual physical cleaning; keep your space free of clutter. There have been a few cases where people have mistaken  symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning for signs of a haunting. If you don't already have a CO monitor in your home, now is the time to install one.


The Chaos of Clutter ask, “Am I Paranormal, am I psychological, or is it time for a clean sweep?”


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